It’s time to dust out that waffle iron… these Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles are the perfect day after grub for breakfast or lunch!
It’s rare that the waffle iron gets pulled out in our house. But lately, I’ve been getting the waffle itch. And that itch is a direct result of my man Matt over at Real Food By Dad. The dude is a ninja with the waffle iron.
And if you’ve ever looked at something and said I wonder if I can make a waffle out of that?… you can rest assured knowing that Matt probably already has. If waffling was an Olympic sport, Matt would be Michael Phelps (minus the whole DUI thing).
So yea… if you have leftover stuffing come Friday, you need to dust off that waffle iron. Stuffing on Thanksgiving is fantastic and all, but getting it extra crispy and caramelized the next day a la waffles is where it’s at!
Load up your Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles with whatever you’ve got on hand and you have yourself some seriously good chow.
I kept mine pretty classic… mashed potatoes, shredded turkey, and a bit of cranberry sauce. My stuffing was made with cornbread, bacon, and leeks. I highly recommend that combo by the way… that’s the trifecta of stuffing goodness right there.
You better believe the day after Thanksgiving, my waffle is going to get a whole lot trashier. I’m talking topping it with sweet potato casserole, caramelized Brussels sprouts… basically whatever I can get my hands on. Heck to the yes.
But people… if there is one thing that can make your Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle experience that much better, it’s a perfectly poached egg.
Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: As many as you want to make!
- Mashed Potatoes
- Shredded Turkey
- Cranberry Sauce
- Other Desired Thanksgiving Leftovers
- Poached Eggs
- If your stuffing has large pieces, quickly chop into smaller chunks. If your stuffing is moist (it holds together nicely when shaped into a ball), just go ahead and put directly into the waffle iron. If it’s dry/crumbly, consider adding a bit of chicken stock or lightly beaten egg to it before cooking in waffle iron.
- Place some stuffing in waffle iron and cook until golden brown and crispy. Let cool slighty on the waffle iron, and then very carefully remove to a plate. This step requires a spatula and some finesse.
- Top stuffing waffles with desired reheated leftovers and a poached egg. Devour immediately.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
Why are these waffles so darn perfect? Gosh your consistent blog perfection is starting to annoy me with glee lol.
You are ON IT with the leftovers! This sounds amazing… You’re making me more excited for the meal(s) after Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
Allie | Baking a Moment
Good lord, Chris! This looks amaaaaazing… love the sound of your stuffing and that action shot of the egg breaking is total food porn! Hope you’re having a great holiday 🙂
We did the waffle-ized stuffing last night – warm ham and frizzled egg – ohmygod! I don’t know how you had the self-control to wait five minutes to get the picture! Kudos to you!
I’ve been on the fence about buying a waffle maker for ages – it’d be so nice to have, but then again, how often would I actually take the time to make waffles, etc…but your photos of stuffing waffles are making a strong case for going out immediately to purchase a waffle maker. I’d better hurry, before all the stuffing leftovers are gone! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving 🙂
What a combo Chris! Never thought to add eggs to Thanksgiving leftovers. Wow.
Hope you and Asheley had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Blessings to you both!
So we have a waffle iron here, but we rarely pull it out…I clearly need to fix that. I also just asked for a cast iron waffle pan for Christmas. So that means I clearly need to make Thanksgiving stuffing for Christmas just so that I can break that waffle pan in the right way. Love this idea! #WolfpackEats
GAH! I need these.
I actually didn’t mash any taters though…because I made a whole turkey and stuffing for 2 people…tthhhhhatt was more than enough.
Will you share yours so I can faceplant into ALL the waffles? Pinned!
I want one of those waffles, RIGHT NOW! They look awesmazing my friend. It’s great idea to put the leftover stuffing to good use!
These waffles look seriously delish! Love the idea of using your leftovers, amazing!
Bahahaha – #putaneggonit. YES! That’s 100% my motto – literally, Lucas and I walk around saying that. Now I’m wishing I still had leftover stuffing to make waffles. Maybe I need to make more stuffing….just for waffles.